AKIP to Rama: Don’t Pass Waste Management Law

AKIP to Rama: Don’t Pass Waste Management Law

Immediately after the publication of the parliamentary agenda for the next three weeks, which includes a discussion of the controversial waste management law, the Allianca against the Import of Waste (AKIP) has asked Prime Minister Edi Rama to “co-govern” with the 90% of Albanians who are against this law. Since 2013, AKIP has opposed legal […]

Rama Determines Parliamentary Committee Chairs

Rama Determines Parliamentary Committee Chairs

During a meeting of the parliamentary group of the PS today Prime Minister Edi Rama has determined the chairs of the different parliamentary committees. Yesterday, the PD and LSI already divided the committees under their direction. The PS will chair 5 committees, the PD 2 and LSI 1. They have been divided as follows: Legal Issues, Public […]

PD and LSI Divide Parliamentary Commissions

PD and LSI Divide Parliamentary Commissions

After the approval of the program of the Rama 2 government, the two main opposition parties divided among themselves 3 of the 8 parliamentary committees allotted to the opposition. LSI’s Petrit Vasili will lead the Committee of Social Issues and Health, whereas the Committee for European Integration and the Committee for Productive Activities, Trade, and Environment will […]

Rama Presents New Government and Program

Rama Presents New Government and Program

During his first speech in Parliament, Prime Minister Edi Rama has spoken about the “lessons” he learned from his first term as government leader and has presented the program for his second term in office. We are conscious of our mistakes and errors for four years just as we are conscious of the second mandate […]

Why the US Embassy Boycotted Rama on Saturday

Why the US Embassy Boycotted Rama on Saturday

For the first time since the fall of communism, the US Embassy did not participate in the first session of the new legislature, when Parliament is constituted and a new government receives its mandate. The reason for the absence of US Ambassador Donald Lu appears to have been the election of former communist minister Gramoz […]

Rama’s Second First Act

Rama’s Second First Act

Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Twitter that the first act of his new government will be declaring 2018 “Skënderbeg Year.” The year 2018 will mark the 550th anniversary of the Albanian national hero’s death. It is not yet known what this “Skënderbeg Year” will mean in terms of actual policy, except for an excuse to […]